Top 10 best-selling manga in Japan in 2022! – just focus


The year 2022 has been over for a few weeks now. The opportunity to take stock of the manga released this year and in particular the best-selling in Japan. Do you have any idea of ​​the series that have broken all the records? We reveal everything to you thanks to the Oricon top!

We find a large part of the mangas that were part of the TOP 2021. Which series have unfortunately left this top? Have new series seduced readers?

10. Kaiju No. 8

Kaiju No. 8

In 10th position, we find Kaiju No. 8by Matsumoto Naoya, which sold at 4,345,443 copies. A good record when you know that this series, started in 2020 in Japan, 2021 in France, currently only has 8 volumes (including 4 released in 2022). The manga is available at Kaze.

“Follow the adventures of Kafka Hibino, a man who wanted to join the Defense Forces to fight the kaiju, terrible giant monsters that appear out of nowhere to attack the population. Unfortunately, after several failures, Kafka Hibino ended up cleaning the streets of their bulky corpses. But one day, everything will change. Indeed, a mysterious creature will enter his body and transform him into an overpowered entity half-human, half-kaiju. His new code name: “Kaiju No. 8″. »

9. Don’t Call It Mystery

Don’t Call It Mystery

Don’t Call It Mystery is one of the novelties of this ranking. Indeed, last year, Tamura Yumi’s series was in 19th place. She therefore finds herself this year in 9th place with 3,140,861 copies sold. The series is available at noeve grafx.

“Follow the daily life of Totono Kuno is a solitary student. The latter only wants one thing, to enjoy the little things of everyday life. However, one of his classmates has been murdered and he is unfortunately the only suspect… Totono will then have to use his deduction skills to clear himself. Fortunately, Totono is good at it! »

8. Chainsaw Man

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chainsaw man

The saga chain saw man, by Fujimoto Tatsuki, has been talked about a lot this year, especially with the release of an anime. On the sales side, the series loses a place with 3,438,930 copies sold in 2022, versus 5,212,578 copies in 2021. The manga is available from Kazé.

“Denji is a young man riddled with debt. In order to repay what he owes, he is used as a Devil Hunter with his chainsaw-demon dog, “Pochita”. However, following a betrayal, his future will be changed and he will have the opportunity to get out of the bad situation in which he is. Having become overpowered after his merger with Pochita, Denji is recruited by an organization and goes on a hunt for demons…”

7. Blue Lock


Whether you’re a fan of manga, football, or just curious, you’ve probably heard of this series. In effect, Blue Lock caused a sensation, especially during the World Cup with the Japanese national team. This sports series, by Nomura Yusuke and Kaneshiro Muneyuki is in 7th place in 2022 (16th place in 2021) with 3,548,238 copies sold. The manga is available at Pika Edition.

“Following its elimination in the round of 16 at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the Japanese Football Union decided to found the “Blue Lock”, a training center bringing together the 300 best high school student strikers in the country.
The coach of this new center, Jinpachi Ego, has only one objective, to detect the attacker who will crush all his rivals with his talent and his hyper-individualism! For Yoichi Isagi, a young player full of spirit, but still unknown to everyone, there are not many options… If he wants to be selected and become one of the best players in the country, he will have to give up the collective game and surpass yourself to become the ultimate attacker! »


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Kingdom, from Hara Yasuhisa, also gained 3 places in this top oricon. In 9th place in 2021, she now finds herself in 6th position. A well-deserved rise for this series which sold for 3,832,688 copies in 2022. However, although it is in a better position, it should be noted that fewer copies have been sold, compared to the year 2021 (4,672,612 copies). The series is available at Meian.

“Hyo and Shin are two orphans living in the Kingdom of Qin. The world they live in is punctuated by battles. The two brothers therefore hope that one day they too will be able to fight alongside the brave soldiers they admire so much. However, the two orphans will find themselves separated, but that won’t stop Shin from pursuing his dream of becoming a great general. »

5. My Hero Academia


Series My Hero Academiaby Horikoshi Kohei, remains in 5th place with 5,353,782 copies sold in 2022. This is almost 1.66 million copies less compared to the year 2021. The manga is available at Ki-oon.

“Discover a world where superheroes exist!” In fact, 80% of the population has a superpower called Quirk. So supervillains were born, and so were superheroes! The strongest of them? All Might, without hesitation! Izuku Midoriya is probably one of those biggest fans. Our young boy has only one dream, to go to the Hero Academia, a school of superheroes. However, Izuku is one of the 20% with no power… But one day, his destiny will change when he crosses paths with All Might! The latter will give him the possibility of accomplishing his dream. For Izuku, the obstacle course has only just begun! »

4.One Piece

One piece Top 10 best-selling manga in Japan in 2022!

One Piece, the famous series by Oda Eiichiro also rose in the rankings, rising from 6th to 4th place. And unlike previous series, it increases its sales by 3 million copies. It is therefore a total of 10,364,102 copies sold in 2022 for our straw hat captain. The series is available at Glenat.

“Follow the adventures of Luffy, a young boy dreaming of finding a legendary treasure, the One Piece. Indeed, long before this story, Gold Roger, the greatest pirate of his time, the “King of the Pirates”, scoured the seas, collecting many treasures. Upon his death, his priceless treasure known as “One Piece” was hidden somewhere on the “Grand Line”. Many pirates went in search of this treasure but all died before they even reached it. Monkey D. Luffy therefore dreams of finding this treasure and becoming the new “King of the Pirates”. After eating a devil fruit, he possesses a power allowing him to realize his dream. Now he has to find a crew to go on an adventure! »

3. Spy X Family

Spy X Family Top 10 best-selling manga in Japan in 2022!
Spy X Family

Spy x Family, by Endo Tatsuya, is probably the series that has increased its sales the most in 1 year. Indeed, placed in 8th place in 2021 with 4,973,402 copiesit rises to 3rd place in 2022 and multiplies its sales by more than 2 with 10,600,571 copies sold! A well-deserved feat, don’t you think? The manga is available at Kurokawa.

“Twilight is probably the world’s greatest spy. To successfully accomplish his new mission, to enter the most prestigious school of the aristocracy, he will have to create a model family. For this, he will adopt Anya, a young girl and he will join forces with Yor Briar, a shy young woman. However, Twilight is far from imagining that Anya is in fact telepathic and that his new wife is a fearsome hired killer. »

2.Tokyo Revengers

tokyo revenge

tokyo revenge, from Wakui Ken, gained a place in the top oricon, placing itself at the 2nd position. However, despite having sold 11,048,067 copies, it loses more than half of its sales. Indeed, more than 24 million copies had been sold in 2021. The series is available at Glénat.

“Tachemichi is a 26-year-old young man who feels like he’s already messed up his life. Doing odd jobs to pay his rent, and lamenting his non-existent love life, he will discover that the only person he loved when he was young has died. Indeed, Hintata, his only girlfriend died during a settling of scores between members of a gigantic gang, the Tokyo Manji-kai. It is then that Takemichi will in turn be the victim of an accident which mysteriously takes him back 12 years, when he was in college and gave himself the air of a bad boy. Takemichi will then do everything possible to save Hinata… however, he will find himself embroiled in the plots brewing around the Tokyo Manji-kai and its charismatic and mysterious leader…”

1. Jujutsu Kaisen

Jujutsu Kaisen Top 10 best-selling manga in Japan in 2022!
Jujutsu Kaisen

To end this top 10 best-selling manga in Japan in 2022, we find again Jujutsu Kaisen, the popular series from Akutami Gege. However, like the previous series, it lost half of its sales in 1 year, going from 30,917,746 copies at 12,282,260 copies sold in 2022. The manga is available from Ki-oon.

Jujutsu Kaisen immerses you in the daily life of Yuji Itadori, a high school student who is part of the spiritism club. Although he doesn’t particularly believe in ghosts, Yuji remains a valuable asset to the club thanks to his incredible physical strength. However, one day, everything changes… Indeed, our high school students will come across a relic, a finger… But not just any finger, it’s a severed finger belonging to an ancient creature… which attracts monsters! To escape trouble, Yuji Itadori sees only one way out, swallow this finger!
Our high school student therefore finds himself possessed by Ryomen Sukuna, a demon with two faces. However, Yuji is not as weak as the demon might have imagined and he manages to regain possession of his body. But not everything is so simple in the world of exorcism… Sentenced to death by this organization, Yuji will have only one alternative to escape his sentence, find and swallow all of Sukuna’s fingers in order to kill him. eliminate for good. To get there, Yuji will have to join a school of exorcism… So here he is in a most dangerous world, that of exorcism! »

Are you satisfied with this top? Are there, in your opinion, any series that deserved to be part of it?